2012 in review: Fall

The Goldstream News Gazette recaps the year that was in four seasons

TOP 10 – FALL

Dec. 19 Highlands resident Greg Brotherston is sentenced to three years for manslaughter for his role in the death of Colwood resident Richard Green. Brotherston hit Green, who fell and fractured his skull on the pavement, outside of the Country Rose pub in October.

 

 

While walking in Goldstream Park in late

November, Roo the Australian terrier dog saved his owner and two of her friends from a falling tree by pulling them out of the way before they even knew it was coming down.

 

 

A tragic accident occurred on Oct. 23 when 13-year-old A.J. Wakeling was hit by a pickup truck while crossing Sooke Road. He died in hospital two days later.

 

 

 

In December, residents of View Royal gave a

general vote of approval to the proposed Eagle Creek development across the road from Victoria General Hospital. The rezoning application awaits final approval from council and the Ministry of

Transportation.

 

 

 

In October a Colwood senior told the Gazette her story of her longtime search for information on her First Nations heritage and her quest to be

recognized as a Status Indian.

 

 

 

Organizers of the View Royal Reading Centre spent most of 2012 wondering how they were going to keep it open due to money concerns. In October, however, it was announced the landlords promised to keep rents down for at least a year,

giving new life to the community library.

 

 

 

 

Ozzy the cat used one of his nine lives when the

Langford cat survived getting a crossbow arrow shot through his torso.

 

 

 

 

Metchosin Art Gallery hosted its Monsters show in October, featuring

portraits by Frank Mitchell and Sylvia Bews-Wright of evil world leaders and their victims.

 

 

 

Colwood residents had the chance in December to tell Heritage B.C. what they would like to see done to Cole Island in terms of conservation.

 

 

 

A 17-year-old girl was rescued by paramedics on Dec. 8 after a car crash left her upside in her vehicle immersed in a metre of water.

Emergency crews managed to remove the girl and took her to Victoria General Hospital with

life-threatening injuries.

 

 

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